Study says gene variances increase risk of dependency
Interesting research, but how exactly does it "heavily underscore the importance
of public health efforts to reduce the number of youths who start smoking?"
After all, the headline could just as easily have been "60% of youths at low
risk for lifetime addiction." And if gene therapy were to be able to eliminate
this new-found risk, would that be an argument for allowing teens to smoke
without restriction?My point is, keep the science reporting separate
from the propagandizing.
Now, if they could just find the genetic link to Pepsi addiction.
THIS IS BULL-DOO-DOO - "using tobacco has been discovered by genetic researchers
at the University of Utah, common genetic variations affecting nicotine
receptors of the human nervous system can seriously increase the chance that
those who begin using tobacco daily before age 17 will be severely
nicotine-dependent their whole lives" - tobacco companies ADD into the tobacco
and paper also up to 525 other thing's to get one HOOKED ON THEIR PRODUCT, when
its burnt, that heavily underscore's the importance of public health efforts,
and gets KIDS HOOKED on it, anywhere from ONE PUFF to 4 cig's total, kid's SMOKE
because it's only a bahavioral problem, and THEY DO IT to act cool, is all, the
majority of tobacco product's go to third world countries, two are China and
India, the rest stays here in America, for new generation's to get HOOKED ON. I
know this first hand also, I been smoking for the past 50 years. Against The
Words Of Wisdom as well. Because I like it, and am HOOKED on it. NO GENE is out
there that makes one smoke. I don't believe it for one second either.
Brother Chuck Schroeder @ 9:37 a.m.:"I know this first hand also, I
been smoking for the past 50 years. Against The Words Of Wisdom as well. Because
I like it, and am HOOKED on it. NO GENE is out there that makes one smoke. I
don't believe it for one second either."You're right. It's a matter
of will power. There is no will power gene.
I am going to believe brother Chuck over scientists at the U. There you go. Do
us all a favor and keep your uneducated comments to yourself.
Thank you Brother Schroeder,The gene does not make you start
smoking, it keeps yousmoking for 50 years. Is that what you were getting
Here's my take on this subject. Exodus 34:7...visiting the
iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the childrens children, unto
the third and to the fourth generation. A parent that is addicted
to a substance will transfer a tendency toward that addiction to the offspring.
Having a genetic weakness toward an addiction does not mean that the offspring
must become addicted. If the offspring chooses not to partake of the addiction
then the genes that s/he passes on will be lessened in their own offspring for
that addiction. If they follow the same addiction pattern as their parent, the
offspring will pass along a stronger genetic tendency toward the addiction. As one poster here inquired about a genetic weakness toward cola, though the
gene may not yet have been found, I'll bet that it exists. Having a
weakness is not an excuse to partake, but requires greater resolve in the
persons that carry the weaknesses passed onto them from their ancestors.